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    Diamond, Gold Compact, Van Cleef & Arpels, French

    The hinged compact features white enamel applied on 22k yellow gold, having a thumbpiece enhanced by rose-cut diamonds, set in platinum-topped gold; the compact opens to reveal a mirror and powder compartment. Stamped Reference No. 18155, Van Cleef & Arpels. Made in France. Gross weight 104.30 grams.
    Dimensions: 2-5/8 inches x 1-3/4 inches


    Condition Report*: Compact
    Designer: Van Cleef & Arpels, reference # 18155
    Diamons
    Average Color: I-J
    Average Clarity: SI
    Shapes: Rose-Cut
    Diamond Count: 7
    Overall Condition: Good
    Notes: Gold is slightly tarnished and scratched. Beautiful!
    Van Cleef & Arpels: Parisian jeweler Alfred Van Cleef opened his salon in partnership with his brothers-in-law, Julien and Charles Arpels, in 1906. The company quickly earned a reputation for using only the highest quality colored gemstones. Their timeless designs employed elegant curves and clean fluid lines; capturing the essence of beauty in motion. In 1930, the firm patented the first minaudiere, a purse-like compartmentalized vanity case. In 1933, Van Cleef and Arpels introduced "invisible setting", or “mystery setting”. This innovative technique took the market by storm. The firm continues under the umbrella of the Richmont Group.

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    December, 2007
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